Bedside Dentist (Danish: Tandlæge på sengekanten), is a 1971 Danish erotic comedy film and part of the Bedside-films series,[3][4] directed by John Hilbard from a screenplay by John Hilbard and Finn Henriksen, and produced by Finn Henriksen.[5] The film highlighted, in parody, two versions of Danish masculinity.[3] The film was released in the UK as Danish Dentist on the Job.

Bedside Dentist
Directed byJohn Hilbard
Screenplay byJohn Hilbard,
Finn Henriksen[1]
Based onnovel by Soya
Produced byFinn Henriksen
StarringOle Søltoft,
Birte Tove,
Annie Birgit Garde
Release date
  • September 3, 1971 (1971-09-03)
Running time
103 minutes[1]
Box officeSEK 4.8 million (Sweden)[2]



A rich woman (Annie Birgit Garde) wants to endow her nephew (Ole Søltoft), who is a dental student, with a large fortune and her company.[1] As she wants to make sure that he is a "real man", "into beer, pussy and horn music",[1] before passing the estate on to him, she hires a prostitute. Rumors spread about her nephew's wealth, and women show interest.



Box office


The film was successful in Sweden with a gross of SEK 4.8 million.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Tandlæge på sengekanten (1971)". Danske Film. Retrieved 2023-01-06.
  2. ^ a b "Money Films - Sweden". Variety. May 8, 1974. p. 215.
  3. ^ a b c Fisher, Austin; Walker, Johnny (2016-09-22). Grindhouse: Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond. Bloomsbury Publishing USA. p. 132. ISBN 978-1-62892-749-8.
  4. ^ "Sex with Soltoft". Kensington News and Post. 1972-11-03. p. 28. Retrieved 2023-01-06.
  5. ^ Piil, Morten (2008). Gyldendals danske filmguide (in Danish). Gyldendal A/S. p. 554. ISBN 978-87-02-06669-2.
  6. ^ Larsen, Darl (2015-03-06). A Book about the Film Monty Python and the Holy Grail: All the References from African Swallows to Zoot. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-1-4422-4554-9.